Provide a 6 pages analysis while answering the following question: Childhood Obesity Issue in Australia. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The number of physically active individuals would result in a saving of about 122 lives which would otherwise have been lost because of colon cancer, coronary heart disease, or type 2 diabetes (child-obesity.info, 2006). There is a vast body of literature to suggest that the increase in childhood obesity in Australia has been steady over several decades. The curve of childhood obese has become steeper and recently, childhood obesity in Australia has reached alarming levels. In this essay, past literature has been reviewed to analyze the trend of increase in childhood obesity over the past few decades, causes for the increase of childhood obesity have been identified, and measures have been suggested to help the Australian children escape obesity and live an active and healthy life.

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